Roshni Nadar Malhotra
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, who was born in New Delhi in 1982 is the richest woman today in India. Recently, she also became India’s first woman to head a listed IT company. Born to HCL founder Shiv Nadar, he studied at Vasant Valley School, graduated from Northwestern University with a major in communications and radio/television/film, and earned a master’s degree in business administration, focusing on social enterprise management and planning from the enterprise. Kellogg School of Management.
Roshni is the trustee of Shiv Nadar Foundation. Since its inception, the Shiv Nadar Foundation has invested $1.1 billion in community-building and transformational leadership. Roshni is also the President and the driving force behind VidyaGyan, a leadership school for economically disadvantaged and deserving rural students in Uttar Pradesh, and strives to develop future leaders in rural India who can be a catalyst for change for their community, their country and their nation as a person. whole.
Passionate about wildlife and conservation, Roshni founded The Habitats Trust in 2018. The Foundation seeks to protect the natural habitats and indigenous species of India with the main objective of creating and maintaining a sustainable environment through strategic partnerships and collaboration with all stakeholders at all levels.
Roshni is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the MIT School of Engineering, USA and is also a member of the Kellogg School of Management Board of Trustees for Asia. He sits on the board of directors of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and is an independent director on the board of directors of HDFC Asset Management Company.
In recognition of her outstanding work in business and philanthropy, Roshni has received many honors and recognitions. Some of them appeared for the fifth year in a row in the list of “100 most powerful women in the world”, compiled by Forbes and published in 2021. In 2020, Forbes also showed her among ” Asia’s 25 Most Powerful Business Women. Roshni received the Lewis Institute Community Changemaker Award from Babson College in 2017 and Horasis, a well-known and internationally renowned entrepreneur, as “Indian Business Leader of the Year 2019. She is an alumnus of Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL, 2014-19), a unique and diverse community of leaders of the most prominent generation of global leaders, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Since 2019, he has been producing a TV series for Animal Planet / Discovery based on India’s most endangered wildlife – “On The Brink”. In 2022, the film On The Brink about bats was awarded the Best Indian Film Award. Awards in the field of science and technology. In 2018, Roshni also acted in a children’s film, “Halkaa”, directed by national champion Nila Madhab Panda. The film is based on the extraordinary journey of a small slum boy who struggles with the issue of outdoor bathing.
Roshni holds an undergraduate degree in communications from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. At Kellogg, he received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, the first woman to head a registered Indian IT company
Outside her corporate life, Roshni Nadar Malhotra is a trained classical musician in her personal life. Her passion for music, yoga and travel prepares her for unique challenges. In 2010, she married Shikhar Malhotra, the vice president of HCL Healthcare. They have two sons – Armaan and Jahaan.
She became the first woman to lead a listed Indian IT company when she was given the job of CEO of $8.9 billion HCL Technologies by her father and billionaire Shiv Nadar. In 2013, he joined the board of HCL Technologies and served as its Vice President. In July this year, HCL Technologies announced that its founder and CEO Shiv Nadar had stepped down and the company’s board had appointed his daughter Roshni as its new CEO. However, Shiv Nadar will continue to be the CEO of the company with the appointment of Chief Strategy Officer.
Before joining HCL Corp in 2009, he worked at Sky News UK and CNN America as a news producer. Less than a year after he arrived there, he was named managing director and president at the age of 27.
Apart from this, in the year 2018, he founded The Habitats Trust which works for the conservation of India’s natural habitats and landscapes. In addition, as a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, he spearheaded reform efforts in education.
Achievements of Roshni Nadar Malhotra
2014: NDTV Young Person of the Year
2015: “World’s Most Innovative People Award” for innovation by the World Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE)
2017: Vogue India Philanthropist of the Year; He received the Lewis Institute Community Changemaker Award from Babson College.
2019: Although Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the 54th person in the Forbes list of 100 most powerful women in the world in 2019, the wealth list of IIFL Wealth Hurun India named her as the richest woman in India. Horasis recognized him as the Indian Business Leader of the Year 2019, for having an internationally recognized mindset.
2020: According to the second edition of the report “Kotak Wealth Hurun – Rich Women Leaders”, Roshni Nadar Malhotra of HCL Technologies “is the richest woman in India with a net worth of Rs.54,850 crores. In fact, she has always been recognized as “The 100 most powerful women in the world” by Forbes in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Not only that, but she is also the head of the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL, 2014-19). ) which is a unique and diverse community of the world’s most prominent next-generation leaders, according to the World Economic Forum.